Here's one I'd never run across until today. Doing a little research on the poet makes it all the more fascinating. Apparently he was a Turkish "romantic communist" who spend much of his life in prison. And knowing that, suddenly the underlying desolation of these words comes into a different, sharper focus! (Editor's aside: Setting. It can change everything!)
And the sentiment--it seems simple at first, but then I can't seem to stop thinking about it. I wonder...what was the significance of the title's date--was it some big newsworthy event, or just a date of special, personal meaning? And did the poet ever get to say the words he wanted to say? And what happened when he did??
"24th September 1945"
by Nâzım Hikmet Ran
The most beautiful sea: has yet to be crossed.
The most beautiful child: has yet to be born.
Our most beautiful days: have yet to be lived;
and the best word that I wanted to say to you
is the word that I have not yet said.
So often i get caught up in the daily hustle-bustle of life that I sometimes foget to pause a moment, take a deep breath, and just enjoy the beauty of a simple poem. It's as though poetry breathes life back into me.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. :-)